Chaffetz Reacts to Carney Calling Possible Benghazi Cover-Up a 'Bogus GOP Conspiracy'
The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on the Benghazi attack with testimony from retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell, the former intelligence director of AFRICOM.
In one exchange, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) asked Lovell if the State Department ever directed his team to save the Americans in Benghazi. “Not to my knowledge, sir,” he replied.
Lovell also testified that hours after the deadly attack on the compound, they believed it was Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorism.
On The Real Story, Chaffetz spoke to Gretchen Carlson with new reaction after today’s emotional hearing.
He said that it’s clear after today’s hearing that there were “a lot of military assets that were not put into motion to go to Benghazi and engage in the fight.”
While the hearing was going on, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney fielded questions from reporters on newly released documents. Carney called any Benghazi cover-up completely “bogus” and charged that it’s a GOP conspiracy theory.
Chaffetz reacted, saying, “They’ve tried to portray this as a phony scandal, but they also tried to say they provided all the information. […] In the last 30 days, we’ve gotten 3,200 new documents.”
He said soon the White House Press Corps will be asking why the administration was perpetuating a false theory that an anti-Islamic video caused the Benghazi attack.
Watch the Real Story interview above.
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